Mobile application installs could exceed 210 billion in 2020, according to International Data Corp (IDC).
Verizon currently does not support Apple's Wi-Fi calling technology that allows users to make and receive Wi-Fi calls on other iCloud-connected devices like iPads and the Apple Watch. And Sprint's Boost and Virgin prepaid brands still don't support any of the Wi-Fi calling technology Apple introduced two years ago through its iOS 8 operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge claimed 5.8 percent of U.S. smartphone sales in the first quarter despite not being released until March 11, according to fresh data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
According to data from Counterpoint Research, Samsung surpassed Apple in terms of smartphone market share in the United States, the first time the company has done so in almost a year. Samsung passed Apple based on the sales of its new Galaxy S7 flagship Android smartphone, which is currently sold by AT&T, Verizon and other top U.S. wireless carriers.
Starting June 1, new Apple Watch apps submitted to the App Store must have the ability to operate independently of an iPhone. This means developers will need to embrace the latest watchOS development kits or risk falling behind in the smartwatch market.
Strategy Analytics said global smartwatch shipments increased by 223 per cent annually to reach 4.2 million units in the first quarter of 2016.
Apple has debuted its "Making Great Apps for the App Store" mini-site, which serves as an all-in-one resource for developers.
Samsung cemented its position as the world's No 1 smartphone vendor in the first quarter, according to fresh data from IDC, and Apple maintained its second-place status. But a couple other names among the top five may surprise you.
Apple blamed "strong macroeconomic headwinds" on its surprisingly sluggish quarterly results, in which the smartphone vendor posted revenues and profits below analyst expectations, driven largely by a significant dip in its iPhone shipments. Apple shipped a total of 51.2 million iPhones during its most recent quarter, down from the 61.2 million it shipped during the same quarter last year.
The next Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone to be connected to a cell network. Citing unnamed "people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal said Apple is working to add cellular connectivity as well as a faster processor to the next generation of its wearable.